Detectives United III: Timeless Voyage Collector's Edition
February 7, 2020
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Screensavers
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Secret Room & Morphing Objects
Elephant Games’ hidden object crossover series continues with its third installment. In Detectives United III: Timeless Voyage, Dark Anna Gray from the previous adventure is back with a vengeance and sends the detectives scattered across different time periods. With the unit separated, each detective needs to hunt down a specific artifact to defeat Dark Anna once again!
Although this is already the third installment in the Detectives United series, the novelty of the original game is still very much intact thanks to the three time periods concept. With Mystery Trackers’ Agent Brown in the past, Grim Tales’ Anna Gray in the present, and Haunted Hotel’s James Blackthorne in the future – the game is able to exploit the storyline in a creative and interesting manner. There is no question that this multiple timelines scenario can be quite difficult to keep track, but the constant change in environment and perspective successfully keeps the game fresh and engaging from start to finish.
However, when looking only at the gameplay, there is not much creativity going on there. While each location still has lots to do and there are a few impressive hidden object scenes and puzzles here and there, the majority of the game is very predictable. Veteran HOPA players will find the game extremely easy and familiar no matter which difficulty mode they select, even the gadgets are lifted straight out of the character’s respective game franchise.
As expected, Detectives United III: Timeless Voyage looks and sounds fantastic. The sharp graphics and epic cutscenes make it clear that this is a high-budget production and the varied visual settings across three timelines offer a nice change. of pace every once in a while. On the audio side, the voice-overs, the soundtracks, and the sound effects are all effective in creating a gloomy atmosphere and contributing to driving a suspenseful narrative.
Detectives United III: Timeless Voyage has a standard length of just under four hours and the bonus chapter extends the game for another 45 minutes. The extras section is comparable to those offered in other projects by Elephant Games, it includes a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, screensavers, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable mini-games, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a secret room.